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0010 Miss Elizabeth Bishop Reads At Poemhunter

Rating: 2.9
When we invited her to read to us
(she’d be 95 this year) , should we then ask
if she or we should choose
which poems she might read -
she who had written on manners…?
(and would we then, at question time,
dare to ask her politely
to check, maybe agree,
her ‘also read’ list? Bukowski, eh? well, well…)
The packed room was a little apprehensive:
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Hugh Cobb 04 March 2006
A beautiful imaginative tribute to a fine poet, Michael. I really enjoyed this one, even without your touch of Hindu mythology. Yes, when I read a poet, it's often as though I can see and hear them reading that poem aloud. (When I write, I always write for the ear as well as the eye. My work is meant to be read aloud.) I was really touched by this poem and its sweetness of spirit, not unlike the late subject. Kind regards, Hugh
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kskdnj sajn 04 March 2006
Michael, I really enjoyed the last stanza...a beautiful and peacful picture. A tribute deserved. I was a little confused by the peom, but plead young and ignorant...lol. I imagine perhaps a daydream.
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